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Spring Fever Getaway Trip Idea to Gettysburg, PA

When Spring rolls around, everyone is ready to get out - and that means something different for everybody. Here is a great two day plan to help you get out this spring in Gettysburg and Adams County. Can't wait to see you!

Day 1

When Spring rolls around, everyone is ready to get out - and that means something different for everybody. Here is a great two day plan to help you get out this spring in Gettysburg and Adams County. Can't wait to see you!

Pack your comfy shoes and make a stay of it! Blend the great outdoors with great history for a fun-filled adventure. Consider camping to really get into the outdoors - don't worry, we have great cabins if you don't want to rough it. Once you are set and ready — explore.

Take a hike at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve. With 10 miles of trails open daily, you will discover woodlands, mountain streams, ponds and amazing wildlife. Depending on your visit, you can even take in one of their many special events and talks.

Grab a bite to eat from one of our many farm markets throughout the Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt. A drive through the fruit belt is a sensory overload tour! 

Sip the fruits of our vines and orchards at one of our wineries. Be sure to check out the hard cider offerings - Adams County is tops in apples in Pennsylvania and the cider we produce is hard to beat! 

Day 2

Enjoy the great outdoors will taking in the history with a horseback tour of the National Park. What an amazing way to see the battlefields - just as the cavalry did 150 years ago, only you have a guide! Looking for something a little different? Did you know you can tour the battlefields by carriage, Segway, bicycle and scooter? You can even take an iPad tour, complete with Augmented Reality. Check out all the ways to explore the 6,000-acre military park and the stories of those who fought here.

With spring always comes the golf enthusiasts' itch to tee off. Consider a stay-and-play package, or just book a round. Carroll Valley Golf Course at Liberty Mountain offers an 18-hole championship course designed by Ault, Clark & Associates. The Links At Gettysburg offers a unique layout and spectacular scenery. If you're looking for a full grass practice range, look no further than Mountain View Golf Club in Fairfield.  Penn National Golf Course offers two courses for your playing pleasure. Quail Valley Golf Course is a local favorite with two distinctly different nines. With so many courses, you may want to book a week of just golf!

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10 miles of trails featuring woodlands, mountain streams, ponds, & a restored mineral quarry. Trails open daily; trail maps & birding lists at kiosks.

717-642-5840

1537 Mount Hope Road,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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iPad rentals loaded with a fully interactive tour system that allows you to experience the Gettysburg Battlefield from a completely new perspective.

717-334-6245

Inside Gettysburg Heritage Center,
297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Experience ranger programs & walks, campfire programs, living history & events that assist in preserving & interpreting the Gettysburg Battle.

717-334-1124 ext. 80

1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Eight miles west of Gettysburg on Route 30, discover Gettysburg's first winery. Free tastings daily in a 130 year-old bank barn.

717-334-4631

251 Peach Tree Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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A family-owned and operated orchard and winery. We feature a wide selection of red, white and fruit wines, as well as hard ciders.

717-677-7047

2135 Buchanan Valley Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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First Friday events, local brews on tap, live music and wine tastings.

717-420-5171

100 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Expansive views & wonderful wines made in our production cellar. Daily tastings. 8 miles west of Gettysburg off Rte 30, 1 mile North, look for signs.

717-334-4888

410 Cashtown Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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Gettysburg Campground is bordered by beautiful Marsh Creek, with both shady and sunny RV sites, and primitive tent area along the creek.

1-888-879-2241
717-334-3304

2030 Fairfield Rd,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Located at Rte 15S & Taneytown Rd, on the edge of the Gettysburg National Military Park. 288 campsites & 15 deluxe cottages/cabins. Hook-up available.

717-334-9565
1-800-951-5267

180 Knight Rd,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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84 acres with 72 campsites owned by the Jacobs Brothers Evangelistic Association located along Route 15 between Gettysburg and Hershey.

717-432-3921
717-460-5119

145 Glenwood Road,
Dillsburg, PA 17019

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300 campsites offering up to 50-amp Electric and Cable TV hookups. Camping Cabins available. Home of the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

717-642-8749
800-642-TENT

3340 Fairfield Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Let the 2003 KOA Kampground of the Year be your host as you learn about one of the nation's most important Civil War battlefields.

717-642-5713
800-KOA-1869

20 Knox Rd,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Drummer Boy RV Resort combines the picturesque countryside of Gettysburg and the Civil War Battlefields with modern amenities.

1-800-293-2808
717-334-3277

1300 Hanover Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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An adventure through "America's Orchard" is a wonderful way to experience our authentic Adams County destination.

Historic South Mountain Fruit Belt,
Adams County, PA

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Explore Gettysburg on a Scooter! We offer Scooter and Scoot Coupe rentals. Hourly and daily rates available.

717-398-2600
260-568-2152

39 N. Washington Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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We are a family-owned and operated bicycle touring business and are eager to share Gettysburg with you!

717-752-7752

1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Witness the Battlefield at the Speed of History with a Horse-drawn carriage tour of the Gettysburg battlefield! 1 and 2 hour tours available! Carriages equipped with air ride suspension and pull down steps for extra comport! November availability just added! 

866-907-0633
7174767428

297 Steinwehr Avenue,
Gettysburg Heritage Center, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Witness the Battlefield at the Speed of History! We are Gettysburg National Military Park permitted and authorized and tour with Licensed Battlefield Guides. There is no better way to feel and understand the terrain of the Battlefield then by horse! November tour times available!

866-907-0633
717-476-7428

McMillian Woods Youth Campground - Right turn off ,
Google Map Directions https://goo.gl/sDNW1P, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback - hourly trail rides and narrated tours along the scenic trails of the Gettysburg National Park.No better way to see the Battlefield than on the back of an amazing horse!

717-253-6300

Tours begin at McMillian Woods Youth Campground,
West Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Ride into history on a memorable and enjoyable tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on our gentle and well-trained horses.

717-334-5100

610 Taneytown Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Experience the amazing Gettysburg Battlefield on horseback. See the site of Pickett's Charge and talk throughout your ride with our Licensed Battlefield Guide. Gentle horses, small groups and plenty of personalized attention.

717-334-8205

McMillan Woods on the Gettysburg Battlefield,
West Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Carroll Valley Golf 18-hole championship course is located in a valley set amidst the picturesque rolling hills of South Central Pennsylvania, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This par 71 course, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates is a true championship length course.

717-642-8282

78 Country Club Trail,
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

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Championship golf near historic Gettysburg featuring a full grass practice range, short game area and putting green.

717-641-7380
717-641-7384

4099 Bullfrog Rd,
Fairfield, PA 17320

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Since opening in 1993, a favorite choice for local & visiting golfers offering an outstanding challenge with two distinctly different nines.

717-359-8453

900 Teeter Road,
Littlestown, PA 17340

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A "4 1/2 Star" rated facility by Golf Digest and a "Must-Play" by Golfstyles. Golfstyles & Golfweek Magazines have praised the course for it's unique layout & spectacular scenery.

717-359-8000

601 Mason Dixon Road,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Quilting Retreats at Penn National November through March

717-352-3046
800-221-7366

3720 Clubhouse Drive,
Fayetteville, PA 17222

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Premiere wine & hard cider tasting room located at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards, Inc.

717-677-8558
717-677-9567

405 Boyer Nursery Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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We are a small family owned winery in Orrtanna, 7 miles west of Gettysburg, specializing in artisan wines from our vineyard and local growers.

717-334-7784
717-253-0793

1150 Evergreen Way,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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